Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Mrs. Snowden
(Teacher in 5CS/JL)

Mrs. Liley
(Teacher in 5CS/JL)

Miss Jones
(Teacher in 5NJ)

Miss Palmer
(Teaching assistant in 5CS/JL)

Miss Griffiths
(Teaching assistant in 5NJ)

Mrs. Ali
(Teaching assistant in 5NJ)

Mrs. Brady
(Teaching assistant in 5NJ)

Spring Term Topic

Our new topic for the spring term is ‘Vicious Vikings’. In History, we will be finding out why the Vikings came to Britain and we will be finding out about important battles such as the battle for Lindisfarne and the Battle of Tettenhall. In Design Technology, we will research, design and make a Viking longboat. In Art, we will be developing our sculpting skills as we design and make a figure head for or long boats.

On 28th February we will be heading to York for our Viking experience. More details to follow soon.

Spring Term Homework Project

We would like you to complete a creative Viking project. You could:

• Make a Viking long boat from recyclable materials.

• Create a Viking shield or armour.

• Make Viking brooches or jewellery

• Find out what daily life was like for a Viking and create a poster.

• Research Viking writing in symbols. Write about yourself and see if your friends can decode your writing.

Return your projects to school so that they can displayed in our class museum and to earn dojo points for your effort with your learning at home.


P.E. kits need to be worn to school on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that the children wear a plain white t-shirt, black shorts or black jogging bottoms. They will also need a suitable jumper or zip up jacket in black, for outdoor activities.

Maths homework

For Maths homework, we ask the children to complete games on TT Rockstars. The Year 5 teachers will also be organising battles for your children to take part in.


We want your child to practise reading at least 3 times per week or everyday if possible. Please record in your child’s Reading Record every time your child reads. Reading at home helps your child to develop their reading fluency, helps them to practise the skills they are learning in school and will also help them to develop vocabulary they need to improve their writing.

Themes & Topics


We start the year by blasting off into the atmosphere to begin our space topic. We will engage with a variety of space themed texts both in Guided Reading and Literacy lessons.
Science features heavily within this topic: discovering how Ptolemy and Copernicus effected how we perceive the solar system, as well as the various phases of the moon. In History, we will learn about the Space Race between Russia and America, and in Geography we will investigate places chosen to be launch sites for famous missions into space. Our topic includes a trip to the Space Centre.

Space Curriculum Map


In Spring term we will travel back in time to the Viking age. We will find out how they link to the Anglo Saxons and the Battle of Hastings, where the Vikings came from, why they came to Britain and their impact upon our country. Within Design and Technology, we will test, design, create and evaluate, our own Viking long-ships using knowledge we have gained in science and art. In Literacy, we will explore myths and legends as well as ‘How to Train Your Dragon!’
This topic also includes a visit from a Viking specialist along with Viking equipment. We will listen to facts and stories from the period, as well as make and play our own Viking games and learn how to defend ourselves in battle!

Coming soon!


For our Summer term, Year 5 will be heading deep into the unknown and learning to ‘survive’! As the weather warms – hopefully- we will explore many different survival challenges while showing great teamwork, communication and effort.
In Literacy, we will enjoy reading a range of texts. Within this topic we will develop our History and Geography skills further, as we look into the race to the South Pole, undertaken by Scott and Amundsen, as well as the climate regions and how to best survive these.

Explorer's Curriculum Map

Click on the links to find out more about our core subjects of Reading, Writing and Maths.

Writing at MoorhillReading at MoorhillMaths at Moorhill